Using satellite images to better target vaccination

Composite image of the Earth at night assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. Population estimates based on similar satellite data can help improve vaccination campaigns. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC) Satellite images that capture short-term changes in population size in communities in the developing world can help vaccination campaigns achieve more complete coverage to help prevent and control disease outbreaks. A team of researchers led by Penn State scientists … Continue reading

Over 90% of world breathing bad air

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization says.Credit: Flickr/vtpoly Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution … Continue reading